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Vows Advice & Ideas: Length of Vows

Did you see my previous post on types of vows?  Well, as they start to work through the process, many couples ask me about the typical length of vows. We show our couples ideas that are a whole variety of lengths, intentionally, and this is what I usually recommend: If questions – usually 3-6 questions If a paragraph to read themselves – usually 150-225 words. Some couples do shorter, and some do longer, but this is the normal range that I see from my couples. I definitely don’t recommend longer than 300 words, as that …
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Notes to the Newlyweds: Your Spouse Isn’t a Mind Reader

I was asked to share my/our advice to newlyweds by Equally Wed, and now that it’s been published on their website, I thought I’d share my thoughts here as well.  Enjoy! Dear Newlyweds, Congratulations on your recent nuptials and the start to this new chapter in your relationship! I’m excited for you! I thought I’d share with you some of the things that we’ve figured out in our 8.5 years of marriage, as well as from observing the 600+ couples I’ve married over the past six years (yes, I’m an officiant, and have a ball celebrating all …
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Drum roll, please!

It’s website-official! For many folks, relationships recently haven’t been seen as completely legit until they are “Facebook official.”  Well, this relationship is now website official! No, no, not our marriage (almost 8.5 years now), just his being part of my business! My husband, Jason, has been officiating weddings periodically since 2010, but began to do so much more often in mid-2014, when he left his full-time job to pursue his own passions.  At that point, I started to offer him to more couples, when I was already booked or otherwise unavailable, and as a result …
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Sitting here smiling…

Yes, I’m sitting here on New Year’s Eve smiling.  I’ve had fun today closing out the year, thinking back on the 128 weddings and celebrations I was part of this year, starting with an intimate celebration on January 1st and ending with an intimate celebration on December 30th, and filled with celebrations of all sizes and styles in between.  My couples this year came from 17 other states/territories (AR, AZ, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX, and WA) and three other countries (Australia x 2, England, and …
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Looking back and forward!

What a year it has been!  I will be back with a more formal New Year post shortly, but I did want to take a minute to share that I have been working on getting caught up on galleries from past weddings (you may have noticed the many new ones from both 2014 and 2013 in the Gallery section – yay!), and am now working on getting caught up on some past wedding blog posts too.  Yay!! Of course, with 128 weddings in 2014 for me and 12 for Jason (more on him soon, I promise), …
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